The Blair Progress (Blair, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 24, 1910 Page: 1 of 4
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THE BLAIR PROGRESS
BLAIR, JACKSON COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1910.
The Gmtry KM
The dramatic talent of the
Center school, headed by Prof.
Cannifax, staged the "Country
Kid" at the Blair school house
The weather was fair and a
good crowd attended. The play
was well balanced and each
player did his part well. Every-
body thoroughly enjoyed the oc-
casion and were free to express
themselves as being more than
plessed with the evening spent.
The proceeds, after expenses
were paid, were divided between
the Center and Blair libraries.
A Word From Grandpa
Corpus Christi, Texas.
March 15 1910.
Please change the address of
my paper from Corpus Christi,
Texas, to Willcox, Arizona, and
Say to my friends of Blair
that Grandpa will not come to
Blair as expected, but is to start
for Arizona on the 18th. But
success to Blair, to the church,
to all the children, grandpa will
So good by. Grandpa,
L. B. Churchill.
A few of the Jackson county
republicans met in Altus Satur-
day and talked over the political
situation. It was decided to call
a meeting of all Jackson county
republicans at a near date at
which time a full county ticket
will be stated.
Oklahoma State Board of Ag-
riculture: Question No. 10 of
the letter of inquiry called for
an estimate on the acreage of
broom corn to be planted this
year, and a comparison of in-
crease or decrease with the year
1909. Inquiries on this subject
received from 36 of the 70 coun-
ties reporting. The estimated
acreage is 186,490, and the esti-
mated increase is 53.2 per cent
increase over the crop planted
last year. Last year only 18
counties in the state reported
broom corn grown, and the ac-
reage was estimated at 124,251,
19 per cent of which was grown
on sod. The high price at which
the broom corn product sold du-
ring the fall and winter has en-
couraged growers in many other
counties to give thiti crop a trial,
and the increased acreage is an
evidence that Oklahoma, with
anything like a fair season, will
continue to justify her reputa-
tion as the leading broom corn
state of the Union.
Cotton For Blair
Saturday and Monday the last
shipments of cotton for the sea-
son were commenced: Reid &
White shipped 100 bales, H. T.
Kimbell 91, and Tinsley & Moore
1L This leaves 188 bales in the
yard, one hundred of which be-
long to Reid & White. J. A.
Haynes has weighed during the
■eason just closed 4,730. Over
4,800 bales were ginned by the
Miss Fannie Fletcher, one of
the leading contestants in The
Progress Voting contest, re-
quests that we announce for her
that, though she's sick and unable
to work, she has no intention of
.quitting the contest but that she
will continue in the contest and
asks that her friends continue
their asssistance. She expects
to soon be able to again take an
Across The Section Uoe
This day after 17th of Ireland,
Editur Progress: Sir. I sees
thet your Snap Shot us a corres-
pondency hex shot again on the
Ground Hog bizziness, end as
I'm not the kind uv stuff ter
quit without saing something uv
my mind, I just got this ter i
if Bill Yarp and a ground hog iz
mortals, he says thet what fools
mortals bee, referring to Bill
and hiz ground hog, then all I'se
got ter sa, thet if a ground hog
iz mortals, heze the biggist per-
vaicater this side uv Middle
Tennissee if he cumes out on
ground hog da in Okerlahomer
on ground hog da and can't see
hiz tail and goes orf and makes
peple berleive thet winter iz
over. He ain't no mortal than a
socialist. A ground what iz a
ground hog straight, only cums
out once a year on the 2nd day
of February, but a socialist cums
out every time theres going ter
be an election, even if they cum
every 13 das.
Now. my boy Ci and hiz mad-
en ant who hain't got any boys
us her own, are read up on
the bibles, studied ancient and
modern histry, all the railroad
maps and haz counted every
critter that cum on Noas ark,
can tell you more about Jona
swallering the whale end Dany-
iel pullin the lions man and the
hebrew children than any body.
They say that none uv these
authorities sas anything about a
socialist nor a ground hog either.
Thar are a product uv chance,
just cum any wa without inver-
tation or ansestry.
There iz a bohunk tribe up in
Russia whats alwas tryin ter
alter the laws uv creation ter
make it cum there way, this iz,
or must be the orgin uv a socer-
list, and there haz been traks
seen in Izard county Arkinsaw
thet may be like a ground hogs.
Neither haz an origin, no alfalfa
nor Omega?. Born without the
knowelge un creation or consen-
Don't berlive thet a ground
hog iz a hog no how, nor thet
heriSe eny more mortal the a
socialist. A niger, a democrat
and a socialist all run fur a skule
trustee up in Oklahomer City the
other day, end the socialist got
hiz own vote and hiz tew boys,
the democrat got 19 other things
end the nigger got lected. No
sir; any mortal thet will let a
nigger beet him fer orfice ain't
no kind uv mortal worth a sent.
Now, won't Snap Shot make
hiz Ground Hog go off and set
Thine fer the Cause uv Cience,
Major Imaginary Scruggs.
The Bond Improving
The Blair Concert band con-
tinues to improve step by step.
The latest addition is the new
$100,00 alto horn bought by
Roy Washburn, which arrived
Monday. It is of the Buescher
make, the best in the country.
Walter Snow has placed an order
for a fifty dollar slide trombone.
This shows tha t thlbandis a
long ways from dead, though
the business men of the town
have discontinued their financial
support. This should again be
attended to for Director Stout
should not be expected to devote
his time to the band as he has
been doing without a liberal
compensation. The Band is an
important and good thing for the
town and the people should ap-
preciate it enough to help make
it the best possible.
G. J. McClure of Granite was
here Tuesday looking after hiB
Notice is hereby given for the
holding of the annual meeting of
the Jackson County Farmers In-
stitute, at Altus, April 7, 1910.
It will be a one day meeting and
the forenoon session will begin
at 10 o'clock and the afternoon
session at 1:30. The institute
will be held rffin or shine.
State lecturers will be present
to discuss subjects of interest to
farmers and business men. For-
age crops, Cereal crops, and the
Live Stock Industry and Dairy
subjects will be made a specialty
in all the institues through the
state. Farmers are urged to
bring their wives and children
and attend these meetings. Dis-
cussions of Domestic Science will
be given for the bene'fit of the
A full set of officers will be elect-
ed, also a delegate to represent
the county in the Annual Insti-
tute to be held in Stillwater the
second Tuesday in August, 1910.
This meeting will be free and
open to everybody.
Too late for last week.
Harmony's teacher and some
of the pupils attended Bock's en-
tertainment at Blair last Thurs-
day night and all agree that Mr.
Bock is a better artist than
Last Sunday was a spring day
and we think that everybody in
the neighborhood went visiting
except those who had company.
Geo. Hunt and family went
home with Sam Wilson, Jas
Thompson's family visited W. R.
Vaughan, Jno. Allen, his wife
and Mrs. Bellows and family vis-
ited Mr. McGhee, Mr Sterling
and wife went to Mr Jones', Sal-
lie looked for company, but in
Sunday school and prayer
meeting are progressing nicely
at Zinn's Chapel.
Miss Perkins of Hobart visited
school Monday. It is hard to
tell which one of our teachers
regretted most to see her leave.
Bro. Danner preached at Har-
mony Saturday and Sunday. A
good crowd attended Sunday but
not very large.
Chas. Smith left last week for
Mr. Turner of Headerick is
visiting Will Lance this week.
Edgar Vaughan, accompanied
by his father left Sunday night
to attend the fat stock show at
Ft. Worth. Watch after your
father Edd and don't let him get
into trouble. Monday was the
first day Edgar has been absent
Doss Smith and family return-
ed last week from a week's visit
to Wilbarger county, Texas.
A slow but welcome rain is
falling today. A good rain and
continued warm weather will
make mother earth smile in
Those who are in a hurry may
begin planting bermuda roots in
March. It is just as well to wait
nutil April, and May and June
are good months for planting
bermuda roots. There are many
ways of planting the roots. The
better the land Is prepared, the
quicker a sod is formed and pas-
ture secured. If poesible, plow
the land and prepare it as you
would for corn. Plant bermuda
roots as you would potatoes,
dropping them in rows and cov-
ering with enough soil to make
sure that they take hold before
they dry out -Oklahoma Farm
Last Call For Easter !
There are more ladies and children* hats be-
ing sold this season for Easter than were ever sold
before on account of the beautiful weather and
early spring. While the hats are going, we still
have one for you if you have not bought yet. Re-
member we had One Hundred and Fifty Pattern
hats, to start with, and have had two ladies at work
most all the time making hand trimmed hats for
those who wanted them, and you will find our
stock is still crowded with hats for you to select
Have you your Easter dress made? If not, it is
too late to make one now, but remember you now
have the same advantage as if you lived in a larger
town for you can buy most anything you want at
our store that is already made.
V Swam Quit* 'n white, blue and tan;
Liinon vOal uUllS sizes 34 to 40 prices $4.00 and $5.00.
Beautiful Line Tailored Skirts h,a"the new «•— »»<*'*-
es to suit you all. Waist
measures from 22 to 36 at prices from $1.50 to $10.
You never saw the like! Immense stock in beauti-
ful patterns. Sizes from 32 to 46, at prices from
50c to $2.50
50c to $2.50
PaIawaJI Ginghams, Sateen and Hea
colored reticoats, ginghams peticoat for only
Muslin Underwear: XT"Covers> and
Little Girls White Dresses, "ni/™"6
When You are in Need of Anything in Our
Line we would Like for You to Please See
Our Stock Before You Buy. We Believe we
Can Please You.
In this department we are always ready lor
any occasion, though for Easter we have just re-
ceived a shipment of clothing. Some beautiful
suits for both men and boys. Also, odd pants with
full peg top in the new grays.
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